Testing a Question Prompt Intervention to Improve Communication between Patients with HIV and Healthcare Providers: A Pilot Study

Gwang Suk Kim, Mi So Shim, Jun Yong Choi, Jeong In Lee, Ji Min Kim

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Abstract

We tested the feasibility and acceptability of a question prompt intervention for patients recently diagnosed with HIV using a single group pretest-posttest design. Three healthcare providers (HCPs) and 18 patients, enrolled by convenience sampling, participated. Patients chose questions from a list of 14 items about patients’ adherence and health problems; then, they were provided with information. Communication time with nurses and number of questions significantly decreased, while health-related quality of life increased. The most frequently asked questions concerned medication adherence, sexual relationships, and the meaning of test results. The intervention facilitated communication with HCPs among patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-163
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Community Health Nursing
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul 2

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea under grant number NRF-2015R1D1A1A01057423 (PI: G. S. Kim).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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